L-R: Jason Loring – Lead Systems Mechanic, Graham Fitch – Project Manager, Griffin Bartlett – Systems Mechanic
BELFAST, ME — Monday, August 19 at Front Street Shipyard. Three of the “regulars” on the Sunbeam V:
“It is such a pleasure working with this crew,” said Sunbeam V Captain Mike Johnson. “They are not only knowledgeable in their fields, but always speak up when they see a better or less expensive way to complete a project.”
BAR HARBOR, ME — Thank you to everyone who helped make Maine Seacoast Mission’s 16th Annual Sunbeam Award Gala a success.
Mission President John Zavodny said, “This was my first Maine Seacoast Mission Gala. It was everything I hoped for and more. The outpouring of love and support for the Mission, for our shared work, and for the people and communities we serve was overwhelming.”
President Zavodny continued, “From Douglas’s moving opening prayer, to Mike and Sharon’s lovely remarks about our Sunbeam Award recipients Dr. Diehl Snyder and the MDI Hospital Behavioral Health Center and Bryan Colket and the All Hands on Deck Committee — the night was heartfelt.”
Maine Seacoast Mission President John Zavodny (wearing blue pants) speaks with Isle au Haut residents.
BAR HARBOR, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission President John Zavodny, Island Outreach Director and Chaplain Douglas Cornman, and Sunbeam Steward Jillian, traveled to Swan’s Island on Sunday, August 11, to meet with community members.
Lots of people showed up to meet John and share their thoughts on how Maine Seacoast Mission can continue it’s relationship with the island.
BAR HARBOR, ME — These two photos are of the ‘Sunbeam V’s’ below waterline area.
The first photo shows the beginning stages of “blooming rust” in a below waterline area of the bilge.
The second photo is a wider angle shot of the same area after Front Street Shipyard has done its magic. This is the primary reason for the Sunbeam re-fit: catching this corrosion before it becomes a structural problem. Doing this will extend the service life of Sunbeam V considerably.
Capt. Mike Johnson, Tuesday, August 13, 2019
What healthcare looks like for Maine’s island dwellers
Living on an island adds a layer of complexity to all aspects of daily life, including managing one’s health.
Author: Hannah Dineen — August 7, 2019
MOUNT DESERT, Maine — Maine’s island dwellers are resilient and self-sufficient people.
However, with limited medical resources on the islands, it’s difficult for them to be self-sufficient when it comes to healthcare.
On most Maine islands, there are no medical professionals. Some have a team of civilians prepared to respond to emergency medical situations, but that’s it.
For many islanders, a trip to the doctor is an expensive endeavor that could take a full day of traveling.
Fortunately for them, there’s a group of health professionals who have made it their mission to bring healthcare from the mainland to the islands.
They work through a program called The Maine Seacoast Mission.
Sharon Daley has been the Director of Island Health Services for the Maine Seacoast Mission for the last 18-years.
“The work is important because life on the islands is important, yet it’s a way of life that’s somewhat challenged these days,” says Daley.